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Black-Owned Mobile Barber Shop is Just Like Uber, But For Haircuts!

Apr 08, 2019 12:55 pm

In today’s fast-paced world, most people would want convenient and quick service whether it be transportation, food, or anything so as to not waste too much time. Darren Tenkorang, a 24-year old Black entrepreneur from England, thought it would be profitable to use the same idea for male grooming. So, he co-founded Trim-It, a barber-shop-on-wheels that […]

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Bill Richmond: Top Tier Prize Fighter

Apr 08, 2019 12:55 pm

There’s something unsurprising about 19th century and early 20th century boxers who pass away or spend their final days in bars. Bill Richmond could be said to be one such pugilist. Born August 1763 in Staten Island, New York, he spent his early years as a slave in Richmondtown before arriving in England in 1777. […]

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June 10, 1977: Lucy Harris of Delta State is Drafted by the New Orleans Jazz

Apr 08, 2019 12:55 pm

June 10, 1977: Lucy Harris of Delta State is drafted by the New Orleans Jazz in the 7th round of the NBA Draft, becoming the 1st woman ever selected by an NBA team. ?Denise Long was selected by the San Francisco Warriors in the 1969 Draft, However, the league voided the Warriors’ selection, thus Harris […]

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June 10, 1946: Jack Johnson Died in Car Crash on U.S. Highway 1 Near Franklinton, NC

Apr 08, 2019 12:55 pm

June 10, 1946: Jack Johnson died in a car crash on U.S. Highway 1 near Franklinton, North Carolina, a small town near Raleigh, after racing angrily from a diner that refused to serve him. He was taken to the closest black hospital, Saint Agnes Hospital in Raleigh. He was 68 years old at the time […]

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June 10, 1997: Geronimo Pratt Released After Serving 27 Years in Prison

Apr 08, 2019 12:55 pm

June 10, 1997: After 27 years in prison (8 in solitary confinement), Geronimo Pratt was released on $25,000 bail. His murder conviction would be vacated, on the grounds that the prosecution had concealed evidence that might have influenced the jury’s verdict. The prosecution had not disclosed the extent to which a key witness against Pratt, […]

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Jane Bolin, 1st black woman judge in the United States.

Apr 08, 2019 12:55 pm

Born April 11, 1908 in Poughkeepsie, New York, Jane Bolin always knew she wanted to be a lawyer. Her father, Gaius Bolin, the first African American graduate of Williams College, practiced law in Poughkeepsie. Jane remembered hanging around his office after school. “Those leather-bound books just intrigued me,” she said. Bolin graduated from Wellesley College […]

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Singer Natalie Cole Passes Away at 65

Apr 08, 2019 12:55 pm

Natalie Cole, the Grammy-winning entertainer whose hits include “This Will Be,” “Our Love,” and “Inseparable,” died on December 31 at a Los Angeles hospital. She was 65. “Natalie fought a fierce, courageous battle, dying how she lived… with dignity, strength and honour. Our beloved mother and sister will be greatly missed and remain unforgettable in […]

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Barney Ford, The Black Baron of Colorado

Apr 08, 2019 12:55 pm

arney Ford was born a slave in Virginia. At the age of twenty-fire, he escaped and began a successful career in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures. In the hope of discovering gold in California, Ford purchased ship passage for himself and his wife, Julia, by way of Nicaragua. Central America proved lucrative and Ford decided […]

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June 9, 1929: A Young Famed African-American Rhythm and Blues Singer, Johnny Ace, is Born

Apr 08, 2019 12:55 pm

BY WALTER OPINDE  On this day, 9th June, 1929, a great African-American rhythm and blues singer, Johnny Ace (John Marshall Alexander), was born, in Memphis, Tennessee. Alexander, a.k.a. Johnny Ace was a black musician, born in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of a preacher, who grew up near LeMoyne-Owen College. After serving in the U.S. Navy during the Korean […]

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Clara Olivia Byrd Baker: Devoted a Life-time to Encouraging Students to Pursue Professional Careers

Apr 08, 2019 12:55 pm

Clara Olivia Byrd Baker was an educator who devoted her life to encouraging her students to further their education and pursue professional careers. Byrd was born on June 22, 1886, in Williamsburg, Virginia. She was the daughter of Charles and Malvina Carey Byrd. In 1905, she married William Baker, Sexton of Bruton Parish Church.  Together, […]

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